Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, nine local bands play classical works of Wu Bai (伍佰) as a tribute to the rock star. Participating groups include punk rockers Inhuman Band (非人物種), Random (隨性樂團), reggae rock group Hang in the Air (盪在空中) and indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱).
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$600. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Goth-punks Qi Lai Observatory (奇萊山觀測站) and instrumental rock band Shimmer Riot take the stage tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Alt-pop band 13 (拾參) plays two sets tomorrow as part of the celebration of its 13th anniversary.
■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the Net: www.upsaid.com/underworld
■ Shows run from 9pm to 11pm. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300 on Fridays and Saturdays, which includes one drink, and NT$100 on Wednesdays.
The ongoing festival at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, celebrates Roxy’s 31st anniversary over the weekend with shows by Taiwan’s top indie acts including 1976, ska group Mary Bites Kerry (瑪莉咬凱利) and garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽).
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays.
■ NT$200 minimum charge
It is a night of electronica spun by DJs Z, Yen, Fortune, Lottery and Slamer at Indie rock club Revolver tonight. It is free for girls tomorrow featuring electronic group Kid Millionaire and garage/pop/psychedelic band Blind Acid Date. Sunday’s show includes death metal/deathcore outfits Geometry (幾何) and Die in Vain (死於枉然).
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678.
■ Show starts at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday. Admission includes one drink.
Noted for updating traditional Chinese music for a contemporary audience, all-women group Musou Band (無雙) hit the stage tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Metal outfit Murder Soul (弒魂煞) is on tomorrow’s bill. Formerly known as The Clippers (夾子電動大樂隊), The Clippers Show Time (夾子脫口秀樂團) is back on Sunday.
■ 1, Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 6:30pm tomorrow and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks.
Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s lineup include Funk-rock/nu-metal band Coach (教練) and Pink Haze.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org